Monday, October 24, 2011

Get Me Motivated Monday

Well, I survived a week of work last week.  After nine months of mostly having my time to myself, trying to concentrate in a quiet office for a whole week was rough!  (I know, tiny violins playing a sad song for me.)  Technically I did only work half days on Tuesday and Wednesday because of prior commitments, so that helped.

I'm working in marketing again, which is what I have the most job experience in, but this company is a totally different industry than one I've been in before, so I have lots of new acronyms and industry terms to learn.  And lots of research to read.  And since I can't seem to get myself to bed early enough to get more than six hours of sleep, I hope I start getting busy at work soon, so nobody finds me sleeping at my desk at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Although I don't have the opportunity to spend my weekdays on DIY projects any longer, I hope "Get Me Motivated Monday" can push others to create something great!  Once marching band season is over for The Teen, hopefully I will have time to do some DIYing on the weekends again!  (By the way, The Teen's marching band advanced to the state finals today.  Next Saturday they play at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Indianapolis Colts play.  For those of you who don't live in Texas or Indiana, you may not understand the big deal about marching band, but it's a big deal around here!)

Without further ado, here are the projects that knocked my socks off this week:

Katie at Craptastic knocked off some cute Target pillows in a fun color scheme of blue and pink.

Jessica at My World Made by Hand crafted a mummy costume for her daughter.  It wasn't even the cute costume itself that caught my eye, though, but the interesting angle of the photo, with the creepy hands coming toward the camera creating perspective.  Sometimes I need a reminder to jazz up my photos beyond the normal!

I'm smitten with the weathered finish of this little dresser painted by Kristen from FarmStyle Studio.  The scroll stencil on the front is what brings the wow factor!  If you live near Frisco, TX, you can check out Kristen's furniture refinishing business called Urban Farmhouse.

Do you know what a minnow trap is?  Yeah, me neither.  I do know that a minnow is a fish, so I can make assumptions from there.  Anyway, Katie at Sweet Girl Expressions took two minnow baskets (which make a trap when attached together) and transformed them into pendants with the addition of light kits.  Cool!

Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss converted a coffee table into a diamond tufted ottoman for her living room.  Her tutorial made it sound so easy!

Cailan from Everyday Lovely transformed a drab thrifted mirror with a bit of acrylic paint and Rub-n-Buff.  It looks great in her entryway.

I don't think the photo does justice for this intricate marble-topped table.  Rebecca at White Street Interiors spotted it in the back warehouse at the Habitat ReStore and scooped it up right away, knowing it just needed a color update.  Isn't it lovely in a grayish-green?

Whitney and Duston from The Rooster and the Hen made a headboard out of pallet wood.  It goes all the way up the wall to the ceiling.  Can't wait to see it behind a bed!


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  1. Thank you so much for the feature!! What a great surprise!! I LOVE all the other features!! Have a great week!

  2. @Katie You are very welcome! I hadn't made it over to your blog to let you know about the feature yet, so glad you came across it!

  3. Thanks for featuring my minnow lights....I'm always so surprised when someone likes something I did! Thanks so much for hosting too :)

  4. Thanks so much for the feature, we're so glad you liked it. We'll be revealing the headboard with a bed in front of it just as soon as we finish the duvet cover. We're proudly displaying your button!

  5. Such great pics! Love them all especially that awesome mummy picture!


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